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The Oakroom Restaurant Review: The elegant Seelbach is one of the city’s grand hotels. It opened in 1905 and has hosted the famous and the infamous, from The Duchess of York to Al Capone. F. Scott Fitzgerald stayed here and the Seelbach is mentioned by name in The Great Gatsby. The hotel’s original billiards room, paneled in dark oak, has for decades been one of Louisville’s finest restaurants, featuring exemplary service and a notable wine cellar, actually one of several cellars tucked throughout the building. Executive chef Patrick Roney’s task is to make the menu match these high standards and he unquestionably succeeds. His version of a shrimp and grits starter features tiger prawns and citrus grits flavored with black garlic, beech mushrooms and leeks. Or begin your meal with the Bandera quail served with grilled pear, foie gras, spinach and wheat berries. Among the entrées, pork lovers will gravitate to the “Three Little Berkshire Pigs” consisting of bacon-wrapped loin, bourbon-and-maple pork belly confit and smoked shoulder. Expert application of Asian flavors is found in the ginger-roasted barramundi seasoned with red kuri coconut broth complemented by forbidden rice. Strawberry rhubarb strudel with bourbon ice cream is a delightfully different dessert. But you also have the option of an assortment of fine cheeses and a selection of vintage port.